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Comorbidity and quality of life in childhood cancer survivors treated with proton beam therapy

Journal title
Pediatrics international : official journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
Publication year
2017
Author(s)
Fukushima, H.; Fukushima, T.; Suzuki, R.; Iwabuchi, A.; Hidaka, K.; Shinkai, T.; Masumoto, K.; Muroi, A.; Yamamoto, T.; Nakao, T.; Oshiro, Y.; Mizumoto, M.; Sakurai, H.; Sumazaki, R.
Pages
1039-1045
Volume
59
Number
10

BACKGROUND: The rate of childhood cancer survival has recently reached >80%. Various adverse events among childhood cancer survivors (CCS) have been reported. Proton beams are able to avoid unnecessary irradiation to normal/vital organs. We conducted a quality of life (QOL) study for CCS who were treated with proton beam therapy (PBT). METHODS: We included those patients treated with PBT to the brain, head, or neck and who were

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